Adios, Barbie by Ophira Edut
Young Women Write About Body Image and Identity (Live Girls)

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In more than 20 candid and humorous essays, a diverse group of women explore how they have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the standard of beauty. These women break down modern culture's feminine ideal and reinvent it for themselves.

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Tali and Ophira Edut (The AstroTwins) began their astrological journey in 1992, when a computerized printout of their charts jolted them into a metaphysical awakening. Wanting to know how the heck someone's time, date, and place of birth could reveal so much about their character, they delved into an inquiry, using friends, family members, historical figures, and pop stars as case studies. Their fascination grew into an obsession-and then, a career. Today, The AstroTwins reach over 40 million readers a month with their horoscopes in print, online, and broadcast. Their columns and predictions have appeared in Teen People, Us Weekly, OK!,, Lifetime TV's website, and numerous other places. The AstroTwins have been featured on MTV, E!, The Style Network, and in the New York Times. They have read charts for celebrities including Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Sting at red-carpet events, and appear regularly on Sirius Radio to give live astrological advice. Tali and Ophira are Detroit natives who live in New York City with their posse of miniature dachshunds. Ophira also lives with her husband and stepdaughter.
Published December 1, 1998 by Seal Press. 236 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Similarly, Lisa Jervis revels in her determination to keep her long Jewish nose, despite the pressures she felt from her ""progressive"" circle of family and friends to get it ""fixed."" Her resolve not to give in to the pressures to conform to the white, gentile notion of beauty is part of her J...

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Essays such as Susan Jane Gilman's ""Klaus Barbie, and Other Dolls I'd Like to See"" and Graciela Rodriguez's ""Breaking the Model"" provide insight into the challenges of young women who grew up feeling as if they had to compete with the pert and impossibly perfect Barbie.

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B+ Originally posted Jan 08, 1999 Published in issue #466 Jan 08, 1999 Order article reprints

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